Court of the Peculiar of Aldbrough
A general explanation of probate records in England, is given in the article England Probate Records.
Probate is the legal court process by which the estate of a deceased person is distributed to his or her heirs. The term probate refers to a collection of documents, including wills, administrations (also called admons), inventories, and act books. The Church of England ecclesiastical courts had authority for this process until to 1858.
Step By StepEdit
1. Search indexes to help you more quickly find the will, writing down each detail given in the index.
2. Go to "Records" (below) to determine what probate records exist for this court.
3. Obtain the records to search. Use one of these methods to find indexes and records.
- Contact or visit the Archive (see below) or hire a professional record searcher to view these records on your behalf.
- Order microfilm copies of the indexes and records listed in the Family History Library Records (see section below) by visiting the Family History Library or one of its family history centers and search indexes and records.
Indexes for 54 peculiar courts, 1383-1883, are available online on British Origins. This is a subscription site.
Printed and Published IndexesEdit
Volume 60 of the record series of the Record Series Yorkshire Archaeological Society provides a printed index to this court in Appendix II on page 181. Volume 60 is on film in the Family History Library.
Records are housed in the Borthwick Institute in York.
Family History LibraryEdit
No records have been filmed for this court.
Any probate that was disputed and could not be settled by the county courts could be sent to these higher appeals courts:
Estate Duty RecordsEdit
Starting in 1796, a tax or death duty was payable on estates over a certain value. Estate duty abstracts may add considerable information not found elsewhere. Estate duty indexes may help locate a will. For more information, go to Estate Duty Records.
Aldbrough is a township in the parish of St. John Stanwick in the North Riding.